• News for Community

    Friday, July 30, 2021
    The scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and they’re not wrong. They feel overworked and underappreciated. Customers are demanding and loud. Customers vow not to return. It makes ...read more
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    Monday, July 12, 2021
    5 Creative Ways to Find Employees Post-Pandemic   Let’s face it. You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting a help wanted sign. If someone wants to work, there is little stopping them on the employer side. (There may be things like childcare or scheduling on the employee’s side but that’s another article.)   If you’re running ads along with all the other employers out there, you’re at ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    There can be a desperation that you feel on social media. Many businesses are creating content that demands “look at me.” But while some may believe that “shouting” into social media is the way to get attention, it rarely is. Usually, all that accomplishes is someone ignoring you the way a stranger might sidestep a toddler having a tantrum in a grocery store.   Yes, tantrums get attention but ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Business Blog, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, October 19, 2020
    Concern over the holiday shopping season is one that's looming large on most business owners’ minds.  Will it be a good one? Can it be so good that it makes up for a disappointing spring and summer? If you're concerned about these things, you're not alone. And there are things you can do to make your business sales this holiday season better, even if you don’t have a lot of time. DIY Marketing ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Business Blog, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    If you spent any time on the Interwebs a year or so ago, you likely saw/heard the phrase “Okay, Boomer.” It was meant as a derogatory statement and used frequently by members of Gen Y and Gen Z all over Tic Toc and Instagram. It showed a dislike of following in their parents’ or grandparents’ footsteps. The memes and videos made fun of that generation for a lack of understanding and attributed ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, October 05, 2020
    Every few weeks or so the dining regulations are changing as we’re reopening in a phased approach. But “open” isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. There are some things you should keep in mind that will help your customers feel welcome and safe. These things go beyond what a local or county ordinance requires of you. But they’ll go a long way in helping your customers choose you over the ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    Fly fishing is fascinating to watch. It involves a series of movements that lure a fish into biting. It’s more about the rhythm than the bait. “Landing” a loyal customer is much the same.   You can easily get someone to buy from you with a discounted price or crazy offer. But that’s not sustainable. In the long run, you want that customer to keep returning to buy from you, or at the very least, ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, September 14, 2020
    There's been a lot of information about the need to pivot during COVID-19. Many businesses have switched what they produced or altered their services to fit the new demands of their audience. But sometimes it's not your business that needs to pivot. it might be something you've been thinking about doing professionally.   If you want to switch industries and you have little to no experience, here ...read more
    Categories: Business Blog, Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    Six months into the COVID and we’re all still trying to figure out what’s going on. Should masks be required? Will kids be going back to school? Do we need goggles?   But what we do know is that a lot of customers are still concerned about their health and the health of those around them. Because of that, there are several things you should be doing (and marketing) in your business. First, it’s ...read more
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